The Apple HomePod has to be one of the more interesting Apple products to come out in the past couple of years. It neither a phone nor a computer, it’s a smart speaker that sounds good but can’t do a lot partially because it’s locked in the Apple ecosystem.
Sonos has announced their latest speaker, the Sonos Beam.
Apple has announced that their wireless speaker, the HomePod will be officially coming to Canada on June 18th.
It’s no secret that Amazon wants Alexa everywhere in all shapes and sizes. The newest form that Alexa comes in (at least in Canada) is the Echo Spot. The device is the first (and only) touchscreen Echo devices to makes its way up north and the screen does enhance the overall Alexa experience but the device has few flaws.
Google made a few announcements at their I/O 2018 keynote about Android, VR/AR, YouTube, Google Assistant and more.
Microsoft made a few announcements at their annual Build developer conference.
Sonos has announced a partnership with Danish design brand, HAY, to release the Sonos One in a new range of colours.
Back in February, Amazon announced that they would be acquiring video doorbell maker, Ring for around $1 billion USD. Now that acquisition is complete, they’ve dropped the price of their first-gen video doorbell to just $124.99 CAD ($99 USD).
Last year, ecobee announced a smart light switch called the Switch+, it has Alexa built-in and would allow users to control their smart home including their ecobee thermostat via their voice.
Now their Switch+ is available for pre-order in Canada and the US.
LG has announced that they’ve developed an open source of their webOS platform.